Telesys and Mindspeed
Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD) today announced a fully
integrated carrier-class Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) solution for small cell
base stations. SK Telesys has integrated this solution into their small
cell product featuring the Mindspeed® Transcede® 3000 system-on-chip
(SoC). Developed with software from both Mindspeed and Radisys, the
product meets 3GPP Release 9 "Home eNodeB" specifications, including
support for self organizing network (SON) features.
VoLTE is the preferred way to carry voice calls over the all-IP LTE
network and will be a key deliverable for next generation wireless
networks. LTE has initially been rolled out as a data services only,
leaving voice to be carried by the current macro based 3G network.
According to Informa Research, 98% of carriers agree that small cells
are essential to their LTE network rollout, therefore support for VoLTE
will be a key feature of small cells as mobile operators look to re-farm
their legacy voice spectrum.
Most LTE deployments use legacy network technologies (Circuit Switched
Fall Back, or CSFB) for enabling voice connectivity, which has various
drawbacks, including low battery life and network inefficiencies. VoLTE
voice calls can have guaranteed bandwidth and quality of service (QoS)
which enables "HD voice," using wider bandwidths and better quality
codecs to deliver clearer calls than traditional cellular or even
landline voice services. The addition of VoLTE to existing deployment
verified CSFB capability to the eNodeB solution from Mindspeed and
Radisys allows our customers to address requirements both for VoLTE
operators and those maintaining circuit-switched voice services.
"VoLTE has been a critical component of Radisys' corporate strategy
since our initial investment in LE. We are uniquely positioned to
deliver VoLTE capabilities as we provide a complete end-to-end LTE
solution, from our Trillium TOTALeNodeB small cell software to our
VoLTE-enabled Media Resource Function, the MPX-12000, that ensures
quality of service," said Todd Mersch, director of product line
management at Radisys. "It was a natural evolution for Radisys to enable
VoLTE on the Mindspeed platform, to the benefit of our joint customers."
"VoLTE is an important component of the LTE small cell deployments that
we're engaged in with our customers in Korea. Our customers expect small
cells to be a natural extension of their macrocell network and include
support for the same services, regardless of what layer of the Radio
Access Network a user is connected to. By working with Radisys and
Mindspeed, we have been able to deliver VoLTE service with the
performance and quality consistent with the macro network," said Il-Hyun
Sohn, director of research and development at SK Telesys.
"We see VoLTE as a critical component of small cells as they become
widely adopted, and we are pleased to work with our partners to enable
this service," said Naser Adas, vice president and general manager of
the wireless business unit at Mindspeed. "Mindspeed is demonstrating its
small cell SoC technology leadership by enabling advanced solutions
which contribute directly to better services for consumers and better
economics for mobile operators."
About Mindspeed Technologies
Mindspeed Technologies (NASDAQ: MSPD) is a leading provider of network
infrastructure semiconductor solutions to the communications industry.
The company's low-power system-on-chip (SoC) products are helping to
drive video, voice and data applications in worldwide fiber-optic
networks and enable advanced processing for 3G and long-term evolution
(LTE) mobile networks. The company's high-performance analog products
are used in a variety of optical, enterprise, industrial and video
transport systems. Mindspeed's products are sold to original equipment
manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe.
To learn more, please visit www.mindspeed.com.
Company news and updates are also posted at www.twitter.com/mindspeed.
Radisys (NASDAQ: RSYS) is a leading provider of embedded wireless
infrastructure solutions for telecom, aerospace, defense and public
safety applications. Radisys' market-leading ATCA, IP Media Server and
COM Express platforms coupled with world-renowned Trillium software,
services and market expertise enable customers to bring high-value
products and services to market faster with lower investment and risk.
Radisys solutions are used in a wide variety of 3G & 4G / LTE mobile
network applications including: Radio Access Networks (RAN) solutions
from femtocells to picocells and macrocells, wireless core network
applications, Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and policy management;
conferencing and media services including voice, video and data, as well
as customized mobile network applications that support the aerospace,
defense and public safety markets.
About SK Telesys
As the Wireless system manufacturer in SK Group Korea, SK Telesys
specializes in wireless communications product research and development
and marketing, and produces transmission equipment, 3G & 4G wireless
system and devices (such as EVDO, WiMAX, and outstanding LTE total
indoor solutions that include 4G HetNET compatible), VoIP phones and
end-user devices. SK Telesys was founded in 1997 as a manufacturer of
repeaters, transmission devices, and other communications infrastructure
components, and provides optimized solutions to communications companies.
SK Telesys was one of the very first companies in the world to build a
commercial WiMAX Systems and has over the years focused on in-building
its capacity as a communications specialist. Armed with unmatched
insight into its customers' needs and extensive R&D resources, SK
Telesys became the first South Korean company to export commercial WiBro
(Mobile WiMAX) devices and has successfully completed numerous network
integration projects for overseas companies and organizations.
For more information, visit www.sktelesys.com.
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